Lehman Brothers

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Lehman Brothers Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
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3.5 183 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Jr.

Richard Fuld Jr.

(20 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and financial packet(in 14 reviews)

  • Ahead of other investment banks in promotion of women(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Managers show no sympathy for junior people for working ultra long hours(in 18 reviews)

  • Towards the end there was morebegoninvolved by he senior management and that led to the rims downfall(in 14 reviews)

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    Good place to intern for a summer or two.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsNice environment, great compensation. Hard Driving Environment but beneficial.
    Work location is great and the people treat each other like family.

    ConsLimited growth and limited work time frame. General lack of communication across departments.
    it seems like the more experienced members get little chance to grow with the focus on the lower staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the little people, they will tell you how things can be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great while lasted

    Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsReputation was good until... you know

    ConsHours were not the best

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay in business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Working at Lehman

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMoney, Location, Culture, People, Hours

    ConsBankrupt, Hours, Culture, CEO, Executive Management

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    Excellent working for LB, equal employer

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsExcellent culture
    Work Life balance
    Open door policy
    Bonuses
    Benefits

    ConsNo Cons it was a great company to work and helps in career development

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmphasize on increasing productivity and efficiency by applying industry cost cutting measures

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Lehman Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company no longer exists.

    ConsUnfortunately, this company no longer exists.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people to work for at Lehman

    Consbad management system at Lehman

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful

    Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt was good while the good times rolled in.

    ConsLots of layoffs, lots of stress. Bad management. Lost 401k.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ambitious, entrepreneurial but not as well managed as the top investment banks

    Senior Vice President (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWas on the upswing, attracting talent with drive

    ConsRisk control processes not well in place. Bankruptcy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging work environment but working with professionals of high calibre

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMany resources available to employees both professional and personal.

    ConsThough working environment. Especially tight on budget and expenses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess arrogance would help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Bankrupt

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRelatively friendly environment compared to other big investment banks. Does it matter any more?

    ConsA lot of big talking traders and weird management that is more concerned about your working attire than the work you produce.

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